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How to install Mysql on Ubuntu 16.04

Steps for Installation of MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04:

  • MySQL is an open-source database management system has been installed majorly as a part of the popular LAMP package or ‘stack’ - abbreviated from Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP or Python or Perl.
  • With a relational database and SQL (termed Structured Query Language), helps in managing the business data quite effectively.
  • With shorter business functions for system installation, you can easily update your existing package index, work upon installation of the MySQL packages and functions of the security system.
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server
    $ mysql_secure_installation
  • Installation of MySQL version 5.7 across the Ubuntu 16.04 server contributes to having an updated and secure MySQL installation.

    Ubuntu 16.04 can be set up according to the initial server setup guide by including a non-root user and a managed firewall system.
Step 1 — Installation process of MySQL:

  • For installation of MySQL, you simply have to update the package index for your server to manage the default package system appropriately.

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server

  • Create a root password while completing the installation process.
  • Choose a secured password and ID for future use while finishing the configuring of the MySQL system.
Step 2 — Configuration of MySQL:

  • For initial installations, you are required to have in place the best security scripts & features.
  • These change the default operational options across the remote root login systems and for sample users.
  • With old operational functions of MySQL, you must set and initialize the directory of the system either manually or automatically.
Run the security script.

    $ mysql_secure_installation

  • It allows you to set up the root password, you can select Y option and later ENTER the default systems. Then, you are asked to re-enter or change the root password for the system.
  • For initializing the MySQL data directory system, you can automatically run the included package. After installation, you should test the MySQL installation.

Finally, let's test the MySQL installation.

Step 3 — Testing of MySQL:

  • It does not matter how the installation has been done, since MySQL should start functioning automatically so that you can easily test its operation by clicking on the check status option.
  • Just to be extra sure, you can do an additional check by connecting to the database system by using the mysqladmin too. This feature has a support file which helps you  <


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